After a tough 45-37 loss to Texas on Senior Day, Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury stepped up to the podium on Monday knowing that his defense stepped up and kept the team in the game.
"Just those moments where they gave us the ball back, with a chance to win it," Kingsbury said. "That's all you can ask for in this league - is having the ball at the end with a chance to win the game. There were several times there at the end where we had to have a stop. Their backs were against the wall, and they got the ball back and held a very good rushing team when they had to. Lots of plays throughout the game we'd like to have back, obviously. But those were moments that earlier in the season we weren't standing up and making those plays."
So after dropping their fourth conference game of the season, does Coach Kingsbury still feel like this is his best team yet?
"Yeah, I do. I do. The results aren't what we want as far as wins and losses, but I think we've gotten better, and I think we've been right there. We just haven't finished," Kingsbury said.
So up next, the 18th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, and this team knows, it's going to be another tough game.
"I think they've had success. You build off that. When you can look back in the past and say, hey, we've been here before and found ways to win, that's what you see. That's the biggest thing. They've been there before. We're still trying to get those wins under our belt where we have that confidence we can look back upon: Hey, we've done this before," Kingsbury said.
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